We recently updated our class of 2024 rankings in the state of Virginia, with a lot of new faces and movement throughout the rankings. The rankings consist of 155 prospects, making it the most in depth rankings in the state.…
We recently updated our class of 2024 rankings in the state of Virginia, with a lot of new faces and movement throughout the rankings. The rankings consist of 155 prospects, making it the most in depth rankings in the state.
We will take a look at the rankings by position over the next few days. Here’s a look at part one of our wings rankings, looking at numbers 25-16 of the shooting guards and small forwards in the junior class.
25)| 6’7” SF | Potomac Falls (#61 Overall)
Margenau is an emerging wing in the NOVA area who has great size for his position and knows how to use it to score the basketball. The 6’7” wing can play on or off the basketball and is excellent at finishing through contact when he gets downhill, he can drill it from deep and doesn’t need much space and defensively he can guard multiple positions and is a good rebounder too.
24) Isaiah Furhmann | 6’6” SF | Nansemond-Suffolk (#60 Overall)
Fuhrmann is likely going to pursue football as his next level sport, but that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t be a great basketball prospect too. The 6’6” wing has all the physical and athletic tools you look for at the next level, he shoots the ball well off the catch and can attack in straight lines and he is a good defender who rebounds and can defend multiple positions.
23)| 6’3” SG | Woodberry Forest (#58 Overall)
Mazeika is a new name in VA that many don’t know about, but he’s a high flying, high upside prospect that could turn some heads this summer. The 6’3” left gets out in transition and gets downhill where he can get up and play above the rim, he utilizes fakes and good footwork to get defenders off their feet and finish through contact, he can shoot it from deep and he’s a gritty and tough defender too.
22)| 6’4” SG | Trinity Episcopal (#55 Overall)
Chaikin has had a great start to the summer with VA Premier on the HGSL Circuit, and he has a lot of coaches impressed with his shot making ability at his size. The 6’4” off guard is a driller from deep who sets his feet and lets it fly with confidence, he has effortless range and a quick release and he is crafty off the bounce attacking closeouts and showing a good finishing package around the rim.
21)| 6’5” SF | Hargrave (#54 Overall)
Kearse moved to Hargrave last year where the Richmond native was a big reason the Cadets made a run to the VISAA Final Four, and he made big leaps this year transitioning to the perimeter. The 6’5” wing is a super active defender who is a good rim protector and can guard multiple positions, he’s a big time athlete who’s strong when he gets downhill and finishes through contact and he can step out to the three-point line where he’s become a much more consistent shooter.
20)| 6’4” SG | Albemarle (#51 Overall)
Wesson had a breakout junior season alongside his brother Carter who was a senior on the team, and he’s emerged as one of the best public school players in the Charlottesville area. The 6’4” two guard averaged 14.5 points on 43% shooting from deep and 85 made 3’s on the season showing his ability to create shots from deep off the bounce, make shots on the move and he’s a shifty ball handler and crafty finisher around the rim.
19)| 6’4” SF | Madison (#48 Overall)
Franklin is one of the most high upside players in the NOVA area, as he’s an explosive athlete who has good size and impacts the game on both ends of the floor. He’s a show stopping athlete when he gets out in transition or gets downhill where he can play above the rim, he has long arms and is active defensively getting a lot of deflections and he continues to improve in his ability to make shots off the catch.
18) Darnell Thomas | 6’6” SG | Edison (#46 Overall)
Thomas is part of an Edison perimeter that has a couple of intriguing prospects, and he continues to improve and get better throughout the past few years. The 6’6” off guard has prototypical size and a great frame for the next level, he’s a good athlete who can get out in transition and get downhill where he’s a strong finisher and he can make shots off the catch and score it from multiple levels.
17)| 6’6” SF | Edison (#42 Overall)
Morgan is the other part of this wing duo that should have coaches very intrigued, as the 6’6” wing is a two way impact player with good size and a lot of upside moving forward. He’s a high motor and athletic wing who brings it on both ends of the floor and is a very good shot blocker, he makes shots off the catch from deep at a high rate and he can attack the glass on the offensive end for easy extra points.
16)| 6’5” SF | King’s Fork (#39 Overall)
Darden had a good junior season for King’s Fork, and is a player that still likely has his best basketball ahead of him with his upside. At 6’5” he has always had great size and been a good athlete that can guard multiple positions, he’s a big time finisher and a rim protector in the paint and he’s improved a lot in his ability to knock down shots and put it on the deck on the perimeter.